Linked by David Adams on Mon 24th Aug 2009 09:21 UTC
Linux A reader asks: Why is Linux still not as user friendly as the two other main OSes with all the people developing for Linux? Is it because it is mainly developed by geeks? My initial feeling when reading this question was that it was kind of a throwaway, kind of a slam in disguise as a genuine question. But the more I thought about it, the more intrigued I felt. There truly are a large amount of resources being dedicated to the development of Linux and its operating system halo (DEs, drivers, apps, etc). Some of these resources are from large companies (IBM, Red Hat, Novell). Why isn't Linux more user-friendly? Is this an inherent limitation with open source software?
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RE: Anarchy
by Soulbender on Tue 25th Aug 2009 12:32 UTC in reply to "Anarchy"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Steve, take a deep breath and calm down. You seem to have been under a lot of stress lately and you're not acting rationally.
Seriously, wireless broadband is a pain in the ass on any platform. Even when it "works" it doesn't actually work well. I like to liken mine to having the speed of a 19200 modem but none of the reliability.

Wireless-less and tired in Oklahoma City, and $529 poorer for having made the attempt.


$529!? For cellular wireless broadband? Holy crap they're ripping you off over there. My, admittedly prepaid, wireless broadband cost me ~$50 including the Huawei modem thing and 5 hours of airtime. Works flawlessly with Linux (Ubuntu) I might add.

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